SLA Information Book Award longlist titles announced

April 29th, 2019

The longlisted titles for the SLA Information Book Award 2019 have been announced.

The longlisted titles for each category are as follows:

Up to 7

The Big Book of Blue, Yuval Zommer
Dogs in Space, Vix Southgate and Iris Deppe
Hello Horse, Vivian French and Catherine Rayner
Peek and Seek, Violet Petu and Charlotte Milner
Same Sex Parents, Holly Duhig
Secret of the Egg, Nicola Davies and Abbie Cameron
This Drop of Water, Anna Claybourne and Sally Garland
The Usborne Book of the Night Time, Laura Cowan and Bonnie Pang
We’re All Works of Art, Mark Sperring and Rose Blake
What’s Worrying You, Molly Potter and Sarah Jennings

7 to 12

A Cat’s Guide to The Night Sky, Stuart Atkinson and Brendan Kearney
The Atlas of Heroes, Sandra Lawrence and Stuart Hill
Dot. Common Sense, Ben Hubbard and Beatriz Casto
Everest, Sanyma Francis and Lisk Feng
Eye Spy, Guilluame Duprat, translated by Patrick Skipworth
Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor, Patricia Valdez and Felicity Sala
The Legend of Tutankhamun, Sally Morgan and James Weston Lewis
Mary and Frankenstein, Linda Bailey and Julia Sarda
Migration, Mike Unwin and Jenni Desmond
When The Whales Walked, Dougal Dixon and Hannah Bailey
Young, Gifted and Black, Jamia Wilson and Andrea Pippin
Young Heroes, Lula Bridgeport with various illustrators

12 to 16

Absolutely Everything, Christopher Lloyd and Andy Forshaw
A History of Art For Children, David Hockney and Martin Gayford
Looking After Your Mental Health, Alice James and Louie Stowell, illustrated by Nancy Leschnikoff and Freya Harrison
Politics For Beginners, Alex Frith, Rosie Hore and Louie Stowell
Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women, Louise Kay Stewart and Eve Lloyd
The Silk Roads, Peter Frankopan and Neil Packer
Suffragette – the Battle for Equality, David Roberts
Timelines of Everything, Various
What Is Right and Wrong? Michael Rosen and Annemarie Young
You Are Awesome, Matthew Syed, illustrated by Toby Triumph

In addition – A book which straddles age groups and is perfect for all of the Primary age is highly commended by the judges:
Let’s Investigate Plastic Pollution – on Land and in the Oceans, Ruth Owen

The shortlist will be announced on Monday 20th May. Voting for the Children’s Choice Award will open at this point, and activity ideas for the books will be available to download from the Award’s page on the SLA website (

To order one of the longlisted packs or to pre-order one of the shortlisted packs with a 30% discount plus free delivery click here.

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